March 02, 2010

Old but New, New but Old

I remember being a kid, passing an antique store, and thinking, "Why would anybody want to buy old junk?"  Well, now I LOVE old stuff.  I love vintage buttons and lace and peeling paint.  However, sometimes real vintage stuff can be a bit pricey.

I had been looking for some frames made of reclaimed wood or something cool.  I ran to the craft store and saw this frame.  It was on sale for $10, so I thought I could make it work.


I had purchased this rug and wanted to bring out the turquoisey-blue in the room.


Enter turquisey-blue paint.  I brushed on a light coat (dry brushing)  here and there, keeping the old look, but adding a pop of color.  (After I put paint on the plate, I dip in the brush and paint on the plate until there's not much paint left on the brush.  Then I brush it onto the frame.)


Here's the final product.


Here's a close-up of the wood.  You can see how the old wood is still there and it looks like the turquoise has peeled off.


I plan on printing a family photo we had taken several months ago to go inside.  Since the frame didn't have glass in it, I will have the picture mounted on foamboard. 

That's all for today.  Come back tomorrow to see what I do with the extra paper from the stencils of the mustache shirt.  Thanks for stopping by.

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